Wednesday, 19 October 2011

A Tatted Leek and Daffodil Pin

I have added the patterns for my Tatted Leek and Daffodil

Pin to my website. I created the Daffodil Pin for the members of my tatting group to make and wear on
St David's Day (March 1st). It is a very easy pattern with just rings and chains which are then shaped into the flower head and attached to a lapel pin.
When my brother, Michael, was a teenager he decided to wear the alternative symbol of Wales on our National Day - which is a leek. Now, to most people in Wales, a leek doesn't look as good as a daffodil and it certainly doesn't smell as nice - but that's teenagers for you.
A few years ago I was looking for something to different tat when a few friends and myself were demonstrating tatting at the National Museum of Wales in St Fagans, Cardiff: and the result was a tatted leek.